​Oneida County History Center

Forever be linked to the City of Utica and your home with a personalized brick on the "Built By Bricks" tribute wall inside Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Make your purchase using the link on the History Center website and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the History Center!

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This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of our community, past and present, for their service as leaders, pioneers, and advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities.

Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery.

Oneida County History Center Telethon

Presented by the Bank of Utica


On-site services are currently available following New York State guidelines. Proper face coverings and social distancing are required.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Research by appointment 
Closed July 2-4

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Welcome to the oneida county history center, preserving history and promoting the culture of the Mohawk Valley since 1876

The History Center wants to preserve your story for future generations and is inviting the public to submit their COVID-19 stories. Click the image below for more information and to submit your story
Test your knowledge of Oneida County History & culture with our local history crossword puzzles here!​​

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Call 315-735-3642

The Oneida County History Center is currently  seeking nominations for the 2021 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards! 

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The Oneida County History Center Telethon presented by the Bank of Utica raised over $37,000 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  This special event was broadcast live on WUTR-TV and CNYHompeage.com from the History Center’s main gallery and encouraged the community to call in to pledge; $37,545.00 in new memberships, membership renewals, and donations were received.  Thank you to the many individuals, organizations, and businesses who showed their support​

​Read more about the Telethon on our News Page

Thank you to our Sponsors

Virtual Programs

​​Visit our Programs Page for information on upcoming programs and events including live virtual lectures and recordings on demand!

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Do you know an outstanding member of the community, past or present, that deserves recognition? 


To protect and preserve the past of Oneida County, as well as, Central New York, for present and future generations.  The History Center seeks to make this rich heritage readily available to researchers, families, and students enhancing the community’s knowledge and appreciation of its history.

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Visit the History Center's e-Bookstore for a great selection of local history books and merchandise.  Our entire inventory is available to purchase online with curbside pickup available!  Shop now!